10.22.2011 09:52 AM

A vision of beauty and perfection on the 401

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If any of you loved me, you’d get me this for Christmas.

15 Comments

  1. Jon Powers says:

    Hippy.

  2. Raymond says:

    Awesome.

  3. Ottawa Girl says:

    A Scooby van?

  4. Woody says:

    Used to have one, not as nice as that. Loved it.

  5. Disgruntled Frmr Con, now Happy Lib says:

    Is that a Westphalia sans the fiberglas top?

    The “new style” models that came after this(which in the latest versions became water cooled, I believe) never had the same appeal to me. I agree, when you see a fully restored one, they are a thing o’ beauty…..woefully underpowered, and steering by armstrong, but beautiful nonetheless.

    I thought VW was coming up with an updated version, like the new Beetle, but so far nothing……it’d cost the earth anyways……unlike the original.

  6. Big Daddy says:

    I owned one and believe me, the fantasy is way better than the reality.

  7. allegra fortissima says:

    eBay item 220875343071

    “This is a beautiful perfectly imperfect 1966 Volkswagen Bus. His name is Mic and our 5 year old daughter named him that. He has a white top and a green bottom. He has all the new seals all the way around including door seals. He has new windshields, new side window frames, new brakes, new brake cylinders, new battery, new battery cables, new seats, and new stereo. He also has new windshield wiper arms. They aren’t in the picture but they are included. The tires are practicly new. He has a rebuilt motor that has less than 3,000 miles on it. The motor is a 1600 dual port. As long as you adjust the valves and change the oil regularly this bus will last you a really long time. Mic comes with ALL of his seats front to back and the seats just got redone 3 days ago. He even has his original bumpers! All these things are really hard to find so it’s great that Mic already has them. With all his seats he can now seat 7 people. This is a great bus to drive around and you will get tons of compliments everywhere you go. He has very cute lime green peace sign curtains that my daughter and I made. There is also a screen that we made to cover the barn doors when you are camping. The paneling in the back my daughter, husband, and I hand painted it was a lot of work. It looks so awesome! The door paneling in front is white and brand new including the kick plate to match the seats. The seats are a beautiful forest green and white vinyl. This is a gorgeous bus that you will love very much…”

    Too bad that “Bad Boys” don’t get nice toys for Christmas 🙂

    • allegra fortissima says:

      Bullshit, Mr. Tulk. The VW bus mentioned above sold last night for US$ 12,900.00. The seller sold two VWs before; a 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, feedback: “honest and accurate description, beautiful car, painless transaction, thanks!” and a 1978 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon, feedback: “Excellent communication, very good to work with/very helpful/excellent AAAAA++”

    • Disgruntled Frmr Con, now Happy Lib says:

      This dude wanted 16000 pounds for this VW split window samba campervan……I have to admit I was drooling…..lol

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2GWJbsFJbw

  8. Greg from Calgary says:

    The old boys like the old cars

  9. JenS says:

    Had a boyfriend when I was in university who had one. In retrospect, it was his single redeeming quality.

  10. kre8tv says:

    When I was a kid, my parents had one of these. We travelled across Canada and through much of the US in that thing. Great memories. I’d love to own one, too. The key is that you have to be skilled at doing your own maintenance. A good supply of spare parts helps, too.

  11. Iris Mclean says:

    That tree sticking out of the roof must play hell with the gas mileage.

  12. My first car was a ’55 VW bug with the small back window and the minimalist control panel. A speedometer. That’s it. No fuel gauge, only a togle switch above the gas pedal that would give you another 1/2 gallon. top speed; 55 mph. I loved the simplicity. Would love to get a Deux Chevaux, France’s answer to the Bug.

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